Pearl loves attending Bible study here, so our staff reached out to her son to help make our chapel her sanctuary. A cross, built with wood from her home, now adorns a wall in our chapel.


Just when Delorah thought she had run out of options, she found Heritage Woods. Our community provided much more than a home. We gave her family, friendship and hope.


For Dale, Heritage Woods of Flora has meant a fresh start. He’s gained more independence and dignity in his first bachelor pad. Our community has given him an opportunity to get involved, meet new friends and find the resources he needs to get his GED.




Nestled in southeastern Illinois on West 4th Street, south of Hwy. 45/50 and east of Hwy. 1, in Flora, Heritage Woods is the only affordable assisted lifestyle community in Clay County.

Heritage Woods of Flora is designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes. The community especially benefits those who do not have the financial resources to afford private pay assisted living and offers a wonderful alternative to nursing home care or struggling alone at home.

The community has been managed by Gardant Management Solutions since it opened in 2000. Heritage Woods of Flora was the first affordable assisted lifestyle community to be developed by Gardant through the Illinois Supportive Living Program.

Especially Designed for You

Heritage Woods combines residential apartment home living with the availability of personal assistance, support services and opportunities for residents to enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and to participate in social events and programs.

The two-story building houses 52 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, and emergency response system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide the personal assistance needed by residents. They work under the direction of the community’s licensed nursing staff.

At Heritage Woods of Flora, you’ll find that the staff is like family and that the dining room offers down-home cooking that everyone loves. After a meal, residents often linger to visit and catch up on their day.

From healthy cooking demonstrations to concerts and our men’s group, there are plenty of social activities to enjoy. Scheduled transportation is even available for medical appointments, shopping and other outings.

The Affordable Choice

Included in the surprisingly affordable monthly fee are three restaurant-style meals daily, plus snacks, housekeeping and laundry services, health monitoring, nursing assessments, help with medications and assistance with activities of daily living.

For those who do not have the financial resources to afford the monthly fee, a financial assistance program is available. As such, older adults who are on Medicaid or who only receive Social Security benefits can qualify for residency.

Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity

Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages Heritage Woods of Flora, is a mission-driven company based in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

The company has made a commitment to Touching Lives by providing Dignified Lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of Love, Compassion and Dignity with a diversity statement of intentionally co-creating a culture of belonging and equity. The emphasis is on placing residents and their families first and helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Gardant is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 10th largest provider of assisted living in the nation.

To arrange a visit or to obtain more information about Heritage Woods of Flora, call 618-662-4599.